Confessions of a Police Captain (1971) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)

This film is also known as Bad Cop and Confessione di un commissario di polizia al procuratore della repubblica. I guess that means it has one of the longest AND one of the shortest titles in film history, ranging anywhere from two to a thousand syllables.
It looked like there were some interesting things going on in this Spaghetti Police story (dubbed crime film made in Italy), but I'll be damned if I know what they were. It had one of the most convoluted plots I've seen, and seemed to end in the middle of a scene. I guess they probably just kept the cameras rolling until they ran out of film. The director was Damiano Damiani, who made an entire career out of movies with dialogue that sounds like a sequence of complete non-sequiturs when translated into English.


Marilo Tolo showed her buns and her breasts from the side/rear

DVD info from Amazon

  • for unexplained reasons, it comes with a classic Our Gang comedy short.

  • no widescreen

  • crappy film, but you can't beat the price. This a a 5-disc set which includes 10 movies, and you can buy it for as little as ten bucks used (eighteen bucks new). A buck a movie.

In some city in some country, Marty Balsam was the Police Captain and Sir Lancelot (Franco Nero) was the District Attorney. They were both investigating a prominent man in the city, the head of an architecture and construction firm, who seemed to be connected to the mob. The police captain was also investigating Lancelot's office, because the police department seemed to get foiled by a leak every time they got close to an arrest. Meanwhile, Lancelot was also investigating the Captain because he believed that the top cop got one of the mob guy's violent enemies inappropriately released from a mental institution. Which was true. I think there really was a leak in the DA's office as well, but it was Lancelot's boss, not Lance himself.

Or not.

The short subject. The best thing about the DVD!!

It is one of the best ones. The kids fake a doctor's note declaring them sick so they can go to the circus, but their teacher tells them the entire class will go to the circus together, so ...

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  • IMDB summary. IMDb voters score it 6.7/10. That's way too high.
The meaning of the IMDb score: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence equivalent to about three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, comparable to approximately two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, equivalent to about a two star rating from the critics, or a C- from our system. Films rated below five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film - this score is roughly equivalent to one and a half stars from the critics or a D on our scale. (Possibly even less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. (C+ means it has no crossover appeal, but will be considered excellent by genre fans, while C- indicates that it we found it to be a poor movie although genre addicts find it watchable). D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well. Any film rated C- or better is recommended for fans of that type of film. Any film rated B- or better is recommended for just about anyone. We don't score films below C- that often, because we like movies and we think that most of them have at least a solid niche audience. Now that you know that, you should have serious reservations about any movie below C-.

Based on this description, this is a C-.  Some pretty interesting characters and scenes, but they all seem to be in separate movies. The DVD is no better than video tape quality.

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